Govt to buy 300 electric buses for Kathmandu valley

Published On: December 27, 2018 05:09 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The government has decided to buy 300 electric buses for Kathmandu valley. Speaking at the regular weekly press meet on Thursday, Minister for Communication and Information Technology and spokesperson of government Gokul Baskota, while giving information of the cabinet decision held on December 21 and 24, said that these buses will be purchased by the government itself and will come in operation in the valley.

Minister Baskota said these buses will help in minimizing the air pollution of the valley and as well as will reduce the ongoing traffic congestion of the city. He believed that this move from the government will motivate people to use public transport and look for the options to use electric vehicles. 

Likewise, the government has recommended five joint secretaries namely Ganesh Dhakal (Thailand), Mani Bhattarai (Switzerland), Bhrigu Dhungana (Canada), Dipak Adhikari (France) and Durga Bhandari (Kuwait) from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) as ambassadors.

Meanwhile, the government has recalled three Nepali envoys appointed by erstwhile Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government. The government has recalled Arjun Jung Bahadur Singh (South Korea), Bharat Bahadur Rayamajhi (Spain) and Dr Chop Lal Bhushal (Bangladesh) and has given 21 days to come back.  

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